More than a week after his sudden death, Paul Walker’s fans are still flocking the crash site in droves. According to a Dec. 8 report by CNN, some are showing up in tricked-out rides suitable for any “Fast & Furious” flick.
Other mourners are parking blocks from the scene and making their way to the business park nearly 30 miles north of Hollywood on foot.
In the spot where the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT sat ablaze on November 30 after clipping a light pole, a Christmas tree now stands. Memorials in the form of candles, flowers, signs and other mementos cover the ground where Walker and his friend Roger Rodas lost their lives. Fans are being allowed to drive slowly by the spot on the usually quiet Santa Clarita street.
There was even an aerial tribute as two small planes circled the site from above towing banners with this message:
"RIP God be with Fast & Furious star Paul Walker... Our hearts go out to his friends and family. (Heart) #17 Paris Hilton."
No word has been given on whether Hilton commissioned the banners.
Mourners and memorials began to arrive almost immediately following the crash, though no tokens could be left until the Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies took down the yellow tape that had encircled the site. They did so about 8 hours after the crash that claimed Walker and Rodas’ lives.
Since then, fans and those wishing to pay their respects have turned out around the clock. Some of Walker’s co-stars have even come out to the site. Tyrese Gibson sobbed when he visited and Vin Diesel made a speech calling Walker an “angel up in Heaven."
On the day he died, Walker had attended a holiday toy donation event for his charity, Reach Out WorldWide . The car, one of only several hundred made, had been on display at the event at a high-performance car shop Rodas owned.
According to the Los Angeles County coroner's office, Walker’s death was attributed to "the combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries." The sheriff’s office determined speed was a factor in the crash.
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